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May 14, 2020

Want to Help Public Schools? Give Private Schools COVID-19 Relief, Groups Declare

Want to help out public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic? There's a way to do that while also providing critical relief for private schools too, advocacy groups have told congressional leaders.

May 12, 2020

Schools Would Get Nearly $60 Billion in Democrats' New COVID-19 Relief Proposal

The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, which has little chance of passing as written, would also also provide dedicated funding to help students connect to the internet.

May 07, 2020

Use COVID-19 Aid to Help Make Schools 'Command Centers,' Groups Urge

Democrats have long called for federal school infrastructure spending. During the pandemic, dozens of education groups tell Congress this aid should help schools become health care, job-training, and digital hubs.

April 07, 2020

Education Groups Seek Over $200 Billion in New Coronavirus Emergency Aid

The two national teachers' unions and other prominent groups are seeking $175 billion for state K-12 budgets, $13 billion in dedicated aid for special education, and more to help schools deal with the coronavirus.

March 30, 2020

What Coronavirus-Stricken Schools Want From the Feds Next: Online Learning Help

One of the biggest pieces of unfinished business for education groups when it comes to federal help with the coronavirus is connectivity and online learning. But what's the state of play?

March 27, 2020

Congress Sends Coronavirus Aid Bill With $13.5 Billion for Schools to Trump

The bipartisan coronavirus bill from Congress also has $3.5 billion for child-care grants and $750 million for Head Start, but does not have dedicated funding to help students connect to the internet.

March 23, 2020

House Coronavirus Bill Would Direct Billions to Schools, Fund Remote Learning

House coronavirus stimulus legislation would direct at least $15 billion to shore up K-12 budgets, $2 billion to support remote learning for students, and more.

March 17, 2020

Democrats Unveil $3 Billion Coronavirus Aid Package for Education

The Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act would provide mandatory funding to support K-12 as well as institutions of higher education.

March 17, 2020

Key Senator Opposes DeVos' Plan for Teacher PD Vouchers

The creation of vouchers for teachers' professional development "violates both the spirit and intent" of federal law, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. says in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

March 14, 2020

Coronavirus Bill With Job Protections From School Closures, Relaxed Meal Rules Advances

The House passes legislation to make it easier for more students to access meals amid spread of COVID-19, and up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave for many workers if a child's school has been closed.

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